Cycnorhamphus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Cycnorhamphus lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in Europe. The first Cycnorhamphus fossil was discovered in 1870.
Quick facts about Cycnorhamphus:
- Existed from 155.7 million years ago to Tithonian Age
- Lived in a marine environment
- Was a piscivore
- Could fly
- Had a body mass of approximately 1142 g
- 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists
All the Cycnorhamphus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:
- D. Fuchs and H. Keupp. 2003. New records of soft parts of Muensterella scutellaris Muenster, 1842 (Coeloidea) from the Late Jurassic plattenkalks or Eichstãtt and their significance for octobrachian relationships. Berliner Paläobio. Abh. 3:101-111
- G. Dietl and G. Schweigert. 2011. Im Reich der Meerengel. Der Nusplinger Plattenkalk und seine Fossilien.
- O. Dietl and G. Schweigert. 2000. Brachiopoden aus dem Nusplinger Plattenkalk (Oberjura, SW Deutschland). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde. Serie B (Geologie und Paläontologie) 290:1-23